I have always loved the song ‘Here I Am Lord’
The lyrics are as follows:
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go, Lord, if you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart
Those words speak volumes.I n other words, “Here I am, Lord” did not mean “Here I am, down here in this world.” It meant, “I am present to You, in contact with You, in communication with You.” The intended effect was fo you to know consciousness that could experience “direct communication with the Creator of that consciousness.” It is to know you are not an ephemeral puff of smoke, floating in the darkness far from God, but as one who lived in the light of direct communication with God.
We don’t pray to make God present to us. God is already present, always present everywhere. We pray to make ourselves present to God.The secret to prayer is not to try to make God present, but to make ourselves present to God. The secret to finding beauty and love in life is basically the same. Like God, they are already present. The trick is to make ourselves present to them. Rarely are we enough inside of our own skins, present enough to the moment, and sensitive enough to the richness that is already present in our lives. Our experience comes brimming with riches, but too often we are not enough inside of it.
God and the moment don’t have to be searched out and found. They’re already here. We need to be here.